Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his administration will support the State Police Command to fight crime across the state.
Inaugurating the state Traffic Decongestion Committee at the State Police Command Headquarters on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that his administration will provide logistics support to the police to carry out their key functions.
He commended the State Police Command for setting up the Traffic Decongestion Committee which would ease traffic in Port Harcourt and improve the productivity of the residents.
Governor Wike said : “Our administration will work with the state police command to reduce the level of crime in the state and improve the free flow of traffic.
“We shall release vehicles to the Police Command to aid their work in the state. The government will also support members of the committee on their welfare to ensure that they perform their duties diligently “.
The governor charged the members of the Traffic Decongestion Committee to desist from sharp practices as he had to disband the state TIMARIV because they became a burden to the residents of the state.
Earlier, Rivers State Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike stated that the Traffic Decongestion Committee was set up to address the challenges associated with traffic which has led to the loss of valuable man hours.
He said that the “Operation Keep Moving ” programme to be implemented by the committee will improve vehicular flow, which will in turn enhance traffic, security and improve the living condition of the people.
Ezike said that the police command has interfaced with all relevant stakeholders, especially, the Army, Road Safety and Road Unions to ensure the success of the programme.
The police commissioner commended Governor Wike for initiating the repairs of the Eleme -Onne road, which he said will help security agencies combat crime in the area.